WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC
GETTING TO KNOW KIRKWOOD UCC
Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!
ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICES AT KUCC
Location: Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood, 63122. We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.
Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.
Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.
Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 26-30
Classes for children who are four years old through those who have completed fourth grade will feature the theme “Hero Central,” as we explore Bible stories, crafts, games, songs, and more to learn about how we can grow to know and serve God. For online sign up, click here.
We need a few more shepherds–adults or youths–who can gather and escort a group of children from one activity to the next during our VBS mornings. We would need you from 8:45 to 12:15 June 26-30. This responsibility does not include teaching or leading activities–just keeping kids moving in the right direction. If you have questions, email Deb Humphrey, our VBS director. Deb is collecting boxes (at let 1 ft. on each side) and empty baby food jars for VBS decorations and crafts. Please bring boxes to the coat rack area and let Deb know (see link above) if you can provide jars.
Encourage friends and neighbors to sign up children from four through completing fourth grade. We always have a great time as these photos from 2016 illustrate!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR GOD’S HELPING HANDS BY JULY 2
At the end of God’s Helping Hands’ annual Vacation Bible School, backpacks of school supplies are given out to all who attend. The photos above show some children enjoying the backpacks they received in 2016. We will be collecting items for children to use in the new school year over the next three weeks. Please place your donations in the designated box in the Gathering Area by Sunday, July 2. We will be collecting the following items:
WELCOME EMILY, JACK, JACOB, AND ALI!
Pentecost brought a special cause for rejoicing this year as the self-named Fab Four–Emily Letchworth, Jack Bauer, Jacob Damsgaard-Rodriguez, and Ali Cleary–were confirmed as members of KUCC. After years as buddies in LOGOS and through their intensive Faith Formation class experience, they affirmed their faith and took their place as young adults in our congregation. Our blessings go with them and Pastor Betsy as they travel to Los Angeles to cap off their study with greater awareness and service.